November 12, 2023 | Ten community leaders from diverse backgrounds gathered on Sunday in one of Montreal's most multicultural and multiracial neighborhoods, spoke out powerfully against acts of hate and violence that threaten safety and social cohesion in the city.
November 12, 2023 | "The Jewish community is under attack in Montreal," says mayor. Yeshiva Gedola of Montreal, a Jewish school was once again targeted by gunfire overnight. Members of Montreal's Jewish community say they will not be intimidated into closing the doors to their establishments after the incident.
November 13, 2023 | Where does the protest cross the line from protected speech to unlawful expressions? The news recording talked about intervening in protests in light of the ongoing protests in Montreal, especially the protests that have resulted in violent acs against certain businesses or institutions.
In June 2023, the Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy brought together 35 young people from all across Canada to discuss how to improve online safety for themselves and future generations. This Youth Assembly on Digital Rights allowed them to connect with each other as well as academic experts and policymakers on how to promote the safety, well-being, and flourishing of Canadian youth online.
November 7, 2023 | The Honorable Eleni Bakopanos, P.C. visited the Max Bell School of Public Policy to offer her insights and experience of working in policy.
Chris Ragan joins Vassy Kapelos to weigh in on the Trudeau government's recent carbon tax carve-outs and shares on the current situation.
" It will lead to further exemptions... that is probably inevitable." says Chris Ragan.
October 27, 2023 | COVID-19 triggered the biggest global crisis of the 21st century. For some, the repercussions were swift and dramatic, with the pandemic pushing tens of millions of people into poverty and extreme food insecurity. For others, the transformations are still bubbling under the surface, and questions remain as to whether the societal changes it has brought about will be sustained.
October 26, 2023 | Much of contemporary American politics can be traced to a little-remembered and dimly understood event that occurred a half-century ago, the Saturday Night Massacre. This article by David Shribman delves into the controversies over whether presidents are vulnerable to prosecution.
October 25, 2023 | This piece by MPP Alumnus Phaedra de Saint-Rome,highlights Canada's limited efforts in trying to publish a bill addressing online safety since 2020 and not having one in place to this day. The article provides a timeline of the same bill in the European Union and Australia and shows how other government around the world have been able to take action regarding online safety and harms.
We are in a crisis of knowledge - and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time | The Globe and Mail
October 20, 2023 | This opinion piece by Taylor Owen talks about the reasoning behind why he decided to take a break from X, formerly Twitter, a platform he has been using as a gateway to information for over a decade.
October 17, 2023 | The federal government is under pressure to carve out exemptions to its carbon pricing system, particularly for rural home-heating fuel in Atlantic Canada. Keeping essentials like energy affordable is a serious concern, but carbon-pricing exemptions are the wrong solution.
17 October, 2023 | Canada is required to respect, protect and fulfill the right to adequate housing by law. Homelessness in Canada appears to be on the rise and social and affordable housing is increasingly unavailable to those who need it the most.
October 12, 2023 | On October 10, Daniel A. Bell visited the Max Bell School of Public Policy to give an insightful discussion on his book, The Dean of Shandong. Professor Bell has a distinguished career as a political theorist who has attempted to understand and to convey to English-speaking audiences, the role that Confucianism has had in explaining many developments in Chinese society and politics. This visit was presented by the Katharine A.
October 3rd, 2023 | The Max Bell School of Public Policy was honoured to receive Christiane Fox, Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
With inflation cooling, politicians turn up the heat to address Canada’s affordability crisis | The Globe and Mail
September 16, 2023 | On September 6 the Bank of Canada decided to hold interest rates steady after two years of high inflation and 18 months of rising interest rates. The premiers of Ontario, British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador each wrote to the Bank of Canada urging it not to raise interest rates, following the critics from Justin Trudeau's caucus stating that the government has lost focus on affordability issues, especially regarding housing.